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July 15, 2003

Still delicate after all these years. The New York Times, in an article surveying the history of the Fugs:
The title of Mr. Sanders’s publication was a blunt profanity, with the more descriptive subtitle “A Magazine of the Arts.”
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Bill Altreuter ::: (view all by) ::: July 16, 2003, 10:41 AM:

Just thinking about it still makes me laugh. Of course, that's how it is with Mr. Sanders' stuff: it is hilarious in small doses, and conceptually it is even funnier.

Give the Gray Lady credit for trying to write about The Fugs-- it's hard to do without euphomism.

Arthur D. Hlavaty ::: (view all by) ::: July 16, 2003, 04:01 PM:

Not to mention "one, the pseudo-gospel satire 'Wide, Wide River,' pictures a tide of excrement" and "a new book of cartoons whose title promises a self-guided education in the sex act." Those Times writers have to work hard.

Neil Rest ::: (view all by) ::: July 18, 2003, 07:57 PM:

I'ts pretty wierd reading about "Mr. Kupferberg" and "Mr. Sanders" (I still remember seeing The Fugs do 'Saran Wrap' at the Avalon), but for over-the-topness, try Ken Weaver's "Texas Crude", which some helpful soul has put on the Web!
http://www.humboldt1.com/~barkndog/gray/crude01.htm